Entries by Adam Weinger

Annual Fund Development: 21+ Expert Fundraising Strategies

As we were putting together our very own guide to annual giving, we realized something — annual fund development would be the perfect topic for the launch of the Fundraising Strategies and Nonprofit Tech Carnival. Why? Annual giving is something every nonprofit has to tackle, and true annual giving success only occurs when a nonprofit […]

5 Types of Matching Gift Letters Every Nonprofit Should Be Sending

One of the easiest, most effective ways to raise awareness for matching gifts is through letters. Both online and offline, letters can provide detailed information about matching gifts that helps donors understand how easy and how important it is to submit matching gift requests. Letter #1 – Acknowledgement emails When life gives you generous donors, […]

Double the Donation and Qgiv Integration Guide

If you’re already using Double the Donation, you can embed their widget directly into the Top or Bottom Content areas of your online receipt page, if desired. We’ll use the simple embed option that comes with the Tier 2 plan as an example. This plan doesn’t grant access to Double the Donation’s API, so if […]

Tracking Usage: Determine How Many of Your Donors are Searching for their Employer

One of  question we receive semi-regularly is how a nonprofit can track the number of people who are using our matching gift tool. Specifically nonprofits often ask if there is a way for the organization to see how many people visit their matching gift page. While Double the Donation hasn’t built fully automated in-house analytics (it’s on our […]

Conduct a Fundraising Feasibility Study: 7 Steps to Success

4 Ways to Incorporate Matching Gifts into Text-to-Give Campaigns

It’s 4 o’clock. You run to the vending machine with a dollar and some change in your hand. All you’re hoping for is that little afternoon pick-me-up: a shiny, red bag of Skittles. But when you press A7, the gears turn a little too far, and (gasp) you’ve got two bags of Skittles. You only paid for […]

10 Donation Form Optimization Hacks to Raise More Funds!

If your nonprofit has started asking for donations online or via mobile devices, then congratulations! Your organization is part of a growing movement to shift fundraising to more efficient and accessible methods. With all of the new technology that seems to be changing every minute, it can be difficult to pinpoint what makes an online […]

6 Tips to Structure a Winning Corporate Volunteer Program

With a growing trend toward social responsibility in the business world, corporate volunteer programs (CVPs) are becoming increasingly popular. If carefully planned and executed, they create win-win-win situations. A CVP strengthens employee morale, shows company involvement in the community, and helps a good cause – all at the same time. In this article, we’ll share […]

Do Matching Gifts Work?

  Everybody loves a good BOGO sale, right? You know, a “Buy One, Get One” deal. Retailers have used BOGO deals for ages to entice shoppers, giving them more value for their dollar. And interestingly enough, this tactic is also effective with charitable donations. Nonprofits are always looking for ways to make giving easier and more […]

How Nonprofits Can Use Matching Gifts to Improve Donor Retention

In recent years, donor retention rates have been hovering slightly above 40%. This means that if you have 100 donors, roughly 60 of them are only making one-time donations. If the focus on donor retention isn’t strong and comprehensive, a nonprofit organization will need to concentrate on acquisition of new donors instead, an importantly vital but often […]